Barcelona Activa

(Barcelona, Spain)

Barcelona Mentoring Programme

Under the auspices of the Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Activa is responsible for promoting the city’s economic development — a driving force supporting policies to develop employment, entrepreneurship and businesses.

Barcelona Activa participated in the MIT VMS Immersion Program in 2012, followed by onsite Mentor Training programs delivered by MIT VMS instructors in 2013 and 2014. It has since been running an excellent mentoring program, serving primarily SMEs (small and medium enterprises) with growth potential through annual cohorts, each for a 6-month mentoring engagement period.

Next autumn Barcelona Activa will start the 11th edition. Until now, the program has reached over 230 companies and engaged more than 100 mentors, reporting high levels of mentor engagement (91.05% meeting attendance) and satisfaction (8.9 average), mentee satisfaction (8.64 average) and valuable indicators for the participating companies and for the local economy created over 500 new jobs.

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